Amateur Referee Killed by Player

José Valdemar Hernández Capetillo, a referee in the Sector Amateur in Mexico, died of head trauma on December 30th after being assaulted by a player.

The Mexican Referees’ Association, AMA, spoke out against the act of violence and called for justice for Hernández, who was attacked in Xalapa, Veracruz.

“Fans, directors, players, referees, and everyone who makes up part of Soccer, we must eradicate violence and fight for #Respect. RIP José Valdemar Hernández Capetillo,” AMA wrote on Twitter.

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